6080 Town Creek Road Lenoir City TN

6080 Town Creek Road East, Lenoir City, TN New listing $218,000!

Welcome to this charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home nestled on 2 lots that total 3+ acres. Numerous updates include new carpeting in bedrooms and office; new laundry room, refinished hardwood floor in living room, and much more. Attached extra room can be used as a sun room, office, or better make it your own special space!

Enjoy the gazebo near the pond. There is a workshop and another shed on the property.

View the virtual tour here.

Call me today to set up a showing on this spectacular property – at Realty Executives Associates 865-588-3232 and ask for Chiara.

 

How Long Should You Keep Your Home on the Market?

I came across this oldie post from an old blog of mine and thought it would be good to update it for today’s market. Many a home seller has been there-the house has been on the market for months and there is no sign of a sale.  At what point should you pull the house off of the market, assuming it is even an option for you?  When you start to feel like you are getting nowhere, it’s important to step back and consider the facts of the situation before you make any decisions about how long you should keep your home on the market.

 

Is The Season A Factor?

If your house has been on the market through the summer and well into fall, and the holiday season is approaching, you may feel there is no point in keeping it listed through the winter.  You may be right.  The holiday season is a notoriously difficult time to sell, and you yourself may want to just take a break and enjoy your holidays without interruptions from agents and potential buyers.  If you can take a step back and resume your efforts to sell in the late winter or early spring, doing so is usually a wise choice.

However, if your house went on the market after the holidays and the spring selling season is in full swing, as it is currently, you may want to step back and take a look at your current agent’s marketing strategy. If you house is in good condition and priced right, there is no reason for it to be on the market more than 65 days. As of this writing, according to the Knoxville Area association of Realtors, for the month of March 2017, residential single family homes in Knox County were on market an average 65 days.

 

Are You Asking Too Much?

Before you consider pulling the house off the market, take an honest look at your asking price.  If it is unrealistic and you have been holding off from dropping it, going to a lower asking price before you give up on selling altogether might be the wiser course of action.  Giving up on what you feel your house is worth is difficult, but the reality is your house is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it (and the lenders appraiser agrees).

 

Is the Condition of the House Good?

In today’s market, if your house isn’t in good condition, it will most likely sit on the market. A fresh coat of paint, updated lighting fixtures, updated plumbing fixtures, and some curb appeal goes a long way! Also clearing out all the extra furniture so that rooms look big helps tremendously.

 

Making the decision to pull your home off the market is difficult, and you should never do it without looking at all the details and discussing it with your REALTOR®.  In some cases, however, it will be the wisest course of action and result in a sale for more money down the line.

 

Selling Your Knoxville, TN Home: Why You Need a Realtor®

It’s spring and selling your home crosses your mind. The temptation to save yourself the cost of hiring a real estate agent when selling your home can be overwhelming, and with more websites, books, and other resources popping up that claim to give you all the know-how and tools you’ll need to sell your home yourself, why should you consider hiring a REALTOR® at all?  Like any job that requires a lot of insider knowledge and experience, hiring a REALTOR® will ensure that you are getting the best price for your house with the minimal amount of work and worry.  Not convinced?  Here are just a few of the best reasons why no homeowner should sell their home without one.

 

Real Estate Experts Are Just That

Would you represent yourself in court, or prescribe yourself medicines? Then why would you sell your greatest and most valuable asset without an expert.  Selling your home requires considerable knowledge of the housing market and real estate law, among other things, and you’ll want to know your investment is well represented.

 

REALTORS® Know What Your Home Is Worth

The “for sale by owner” sign is often seen as an easy mark by some serious buyers.  When selling your home you want to get the best price possible, and knowing more than your bidders is the best way to ensure that you are on the winning end of the deal.  Your REALTOR® knows exactly your home’s potential worth, and can help you get that price.

 

REALTORS® Know How To Market Your Home

Getting the best price for your home and having it sell quickly requires more work than simply putting up a for sale sign on the front lawn.  REALTORS® know how to market your home, and have resources available to them that you as an individual seller do not.  They can also give you the best advice on anything you may need to do to prepare your home for its highest possible resale value.

 

REALTORS® Know The Business Of Selling A Home

REALTORS® can prepare you for all the business and legal requirements of selling your home, and can make the actual work simpler and quicker. One of the most difficult tasks for FSBO’s was “understanding the paperwork.”*

 

Though you may think that saving the commission cost of hiring a REALTOR® to be in your best interest, the fee that REALTORS® earn can in many cases be less than what you would have made without them. It is certainly worth it, considering the time and effort they can save you and the know-how they can contribute to the sale of your home.

 

If you are thinking of selling your home, call me today – Chiara Petro with Realty Executives Associates at 865-588-3232 – and lets start moving!

 

*Source: 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Top Three Reasons Your Knoxville TN Home Did Not Sell

If you are thinking of selling you will want to avoid the most common mistakes when selling your home. If your home has been on the market for some time and you haven’t had any offers, you might want to think about these. Here are the top three reasons your Knoxville TN home did not sell.

 

Home Is Priced Too High

This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere.

You will want to price your home for sale at or below market value to get in the most buyers. The more people who look at your home, the better your chances are for an offer.

 

Home Is In Bad Condition

While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs needed, or it is terribly outdated, fixing these problems will not only make it easier to market your home, but will also increase its value.  In most cases this increase will be considerably greater than the money you put into making the changes.

 

Home Is Being Marketed Incorrectly

When selling your home, there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer will simply walk through the front door.  In many cases you may have to bring your home to the buyer.  Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer in the shortest period of time.

 

By adhering to the advice in these simple tips, you can avoid the biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their homes, and the process will be smoother and more profitable in the long run.

 

If you are considering selling your Knoxville home, call Chiara today at 865-588-3232 and let me help you with all your real estate needs.

Seven Things to Consider Before Listing Your Knoxville Home

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House

You have decided that you are going to sell your home.  While your home may work just as it is for you and your family and you don’t want to invest any more time or money into your property, there are a few necessary steps that every homeowner should take to ensure that their home will sell quickly and at the highest price possible.

 

Contact me and I will give you advice on what your property’s potential value may be, what improvements your home needs to get the best price, and the best strategy to use to market your home.

 

Have Your Home Professionally Cleaned-While this may seem like an unnecessary expense, it can give your home that fresh appearance that really appeals to potential buyers.

 

Make All Necessary Minor Repairs-This is an inexpensive way to give your home a finished look and will convince potential buyers that the home is in good repair.  This includes fixing any damage to walls and ceilings, installing new faucets or lighting fixtures, and making any cosmetic changes to the kitchen and bathrooms that will give your property a modern appearance.

 

Clear The Clutter-Giving your home an open and clean appearance can definitely make a huge difference in attracting buyers.  Be sure you tidy any messy areas of the home, and depersonalize it by removing most photos and any items or collections that may distract buyers during open houses or while looking at pictures of your home.

 

Look At Your Home From A Buyer’s Perspective-Because you are use to it, sometimes you may not notice small imperfections or areas of your home that seem not to flow with the rest of the house.  Try to take a walk through your home and on your property with fresh eyes, and be as critical as you would be if you were looking to buy your home again.

 

Make Repairs To The Exterior-Don’t forget the front and back yards, as well as the roof and brick or siding of your home, when making repairs to your property.  Your investment is always worth it, and creating curb appeal can really make a difference in attracting buyers.

 

Consider More Major Renovations If Necessary-If your kitchen or bathroom is very outdated or in bad repair, or you have electrical, plumbing, or water problems in your home, these are all issues that can really stall the sale of your property.  Fixing these problems will usually not only make your home sell more quickly, but will also increase the value of your home far beyond the expense associated with making the repairs in the first place.

 

An updated, well taken-care-of home, does not stay on the market for long. If you are considering selling your Knoxville home, call me today at 865-588-3232.